Following a five thousand mile journey from SMS Group in Germany to our site in Arkansas, the housing for our skin pass mill was installed last week. Our skin mill is the first major piece of equipment to be erected on site, and it truly is a piece of major importance.
The capabilities of our skin pass mill will allow us to achieve properties needed for cold rolled motor lamination and multi-phase steels, specifically elongations of up to 10%. It is also a crucial part of the equipment package that will lead to the production of demanding silicon steels in Phase Two of our ramp-up.
The temper mil will be the first piece of equipment to be commissioned next year as we begin processing products in early spring.